Over 30 million Americans have lost their jobs over the last two months due to the outbreak of COVID19, as the pandemic forced the abrupt shutdown of tens of thousands of non-essential businesses across the nation and severely impacted thousands more. The experts at global outplacement and executive coaching firm Challenger, Gray & Christmas Inc. have mobilized to create programs and offer help to those who have lost work due to layoffs, furloughs or lost hours during this crisis.

“This is truly an unprecedented time, and offering what we can to those who have found themselves in an unexpected job search is the best use of our resources. We are always dedicated to helping people during one of the most stressful times in their lives, and now, during a global pandemic, that stress is even more acute. We are grateful to our partners who allow us to offer this service to their teams’ friends and family during this difficult time and look forward to broadening this offering to the greater community,” said John Challenger, Chief Executive Officer of Challenger, Gray & Christmas, Inc.

For nearly 35 years, Challenger has given back to the community through the firm’s annual Job Search Hotline typically held at the end of the year. Due to the current unprecedented unemployment levels, the company decided to offer job search webinars exclusively to our partner companies’ friends and families through the end of May with the goal to open them to the public going forward. If you are a partner company interested in participating in the upcoming May webinars, please contact info@challengergray.com.

Related: Learn more about our Job Search Hotline Days

The webinars offer an insider’s guide to job searching that is usually unavailable to the general public. One of our professional job search coaches will lead a 90-minute session addressing the most critical aspects of a successful candidacy, best practices to searching for available positions, how to approach contacts for networking, how to navigate the interview, and ultimately, win the position.

From one of our partners:

“Hillrom is in the very fortunate position to be growing at this time, however, we know that some family members of our employees have been negatively impacted by the sudden shutdown of non-essential businesses during the pandemic,” said Ken Meyers, Chief Human Resources Officer, Hillrom. “This generous offering from Challenger, Gray & Christmas has enabled us to provide an added resource to our employees’ family members who are currently navigating the job market due to unexpected job loss.”

“We’re all in this together,” said Challenger.

Challenger, Gray & Christmas, Inc. is the premier outplacement firm in the United States. With offices globally, Challenger experts guide companies’ alumni employees through their career transitions.

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